or am i?
Shit guys say on OkCupid
The “I was a child genius” line:
“Welcome to the Monkey House is so fantastic! I read it when I was 11 for the first time. Really opened my mind to the wonders of the written word.”
Condescension as an opener:
“So have you actually, like, read The Varieties of Religious Experience?”
Playing hard to get:
“I’m sincerely not here to ask you out or hit on you or anything; just to have a conversation cause you seem like someone that doesn’t come around very often.”
Not like I was browsing a dating website or anything:
“Didn’t think I’d be messaging anybody today but your profile was special.”
The five-dollar worder:
“I feel you appear attractive and consequently would love to explore the opportunity of enhancing your life by means of exposure to my awesomeness, kthnxbye! ^_^ “
So I just finished reading a book of pick-up lines:
“When i see you i see the definition of the word beauty itself… But your not just beautiful. There is a rarity to your beauty.”
And finally, the “Why you should definitely NEVER go out with me”:
“Not confident or experienced with women… but hi.”
It’s our last night in beautiful Brazil. Tomorrow we’ll take a bus up the surreal Costa Verde highway to Rio before catching a plane back to NYC. Now that I have the Brazilian sun in my skin, I can’t wait to feel Brooklyn in my bones.
Shit guys say to me on OkCupid.
This happened today.
Innocent_Touch: I guess you rather us not talk and I guess it is easier to assume the worst of me before actually meeting me or getting to know me.
I was only trying to go out of my way to be kind and sweet to you by offering compliments and letting you know that I admire who you are.
This fine line of dealing with certain girls can be absurd since being too nice can be a turn off to some, being too confident can be seen as arrogant, being too humble can be seen as insecure or soft.
Also while guys get offers from guys who will do anything to be with them each day. All girls have to do is sit back and choose and the most honest, sweet, kind and supportive like myself can be overlooked.
Also because girls often deal with guys at times who are rude or really bad in many ways some are prepared to expect the next guys to be the same.
So a nice guy like me at times has to remove a preconceieved idea that some girls may have of me on a first interaction because of what other guys may have done to them that was wrong.
Also because guys are known to desire sex more often than girls many girls assume that any time a guy talks to them he must want sex or a relationship.
This is frustrating and it makes being social difficult because there is not a universal mutual understanding between men and women.
Also both men and women have different desire levels and different ways for both to reach happiness with a partner.
If men and women shared all mutual desires to the same level and if men and women were both equally the same strength it would change everything for the better.
But nature works in different ways and it makes life interesting but also difficult.
I really wanted us to have a chance to talk and stay in touch.
If we shared time together it would be fun and just a great conversational release for us without any definite expectations just someone to talk with. Things develop best naturally anyway.
But if you rather us not talk I will accept that.
Me: Women are equally as strong as men, and we desire sex just as much. Repeat that to yourself over and over, and maybe when you grow up in a few years women like me won’t want to shoot themselves in the face at the thought of having sex with you. Please never message me again. Better yet, never send this shit to any woman again, ever. I say this for your benefit and for the benefit of all humankind.
Innocent_Touch: Goodbye lunatic cold racist
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—Jessie Gray Singer, Reclaim Magazine